Linux System Engineer - TS/SCI Clearance Required


Posted on Jul 31, 2020

Ridgeline International, Inc.

McLean, VA

*Must have a TS/SCI Security Clearance* Do you want to want to use your creativity and technical expertise to build products and technical capabilities that directly affect mission outcomes?   If so, then Ridgeline may be the place for you!Our Systems Engineer role is an architect that designs systems, prototypes them, and implements them to some degree.

You will build systems from scratch by installing ESXi, setting up the network on the firewalls, and switches.

Also, you will be installing VMs and applications, getting them networked, and then getting the system secured.

Additionally, you would need to be able to troubleshoot all of the above with support from more senior admins/engineers as needed.

You will be part of an engineering team that designs acquire, configures, and deploys complex, secure, highly reliable mission commination systems that provide voice and data services to our customers using a combination of on-premises and cloud-based systems.  Successful candidates will have an in-depth understanding of complex IP networks, systems administration, virtualization, and containerization and professional experience that demonstrates initiative, responsibility, and impact commensurate with their years of experience.

Above all else, successful candidates must bring curiosity, willingness to work as a team, and the desire to continually learn.What you will do:Design, acquire, configure, and deploy complex network systems that meet customer mission needsEngineer, Linux, Windows, and Android-based systemsProvide tier-three support to operational systems and usersEnsure security through meticulous attention to detail throughout the system lifecycleUpgrade systems with new releases and modelsTrain teammates on technologies in useWrite engineering documentation for both internal user and external security assessmentsWhat you need to qualify:TS/SCI ClearanceProven experience designing, deploying, and administering -based systems in a production environmentProven server virtualization experience such as VMware ESXi/vSphereProven experience with complex network topologies and configuring switches, routers, and firewallsIn-depth Knowledge of system security including current threats, vulnerabilities, mitigation techniques and practicesResourcefulness and problem-solving aptitudeExcellent communication skillsNice to haves:BS in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline; professional certification (e.g., Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)) or military tech school training is a plusExperience with VOIP and/or video systems is a plusExperience with Ansible, Docker, RHEL, CentOS, AndroidNetworking experience AWS & other cloud service knowledge and experienceHere are some Perks of being a Ridgeliner!20% 401K contribution regardless of employee matchFlexible PTO $2,500 Annual Clothing & $2,000 Annual Hobby AllowancesMedical, dental, vision, disability, lifeFree daily snacks & drinksWe have a new office located one block from the silver line metroFree gym membership at Sport & Health 1 block from the officeGet the technology you want to do your jobFlexible work schedulesWe are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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